- Posted April 2, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Life with autism: Share your story
- Autism: The Gut-Brain Connection/ GAPS Protocol/Brandon's Window
- Brandon's Window- A Grandmother's Documentary of Reversing, Curing and Healing the Symptoms of Autism Using Natural Treatments/"Catch, Throw, Bounce and Shoot"
- Brandon’s Window GAPS Project/ BayouTime News HTV10/ Curing Autism Naturally (Parts 1-3)
- Brandon's Window/ GAPS Protocol/ Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
Autism: A Compromised Immune System/A Compromised Digestive System
My name is Lynne Marie George, I am the author of Brandon's Window-- A Grandmother's Documentary of Reversing Autism Naturally. We are reversing, curing and healing my grandson, Brandon's autism using a natural diet, natural supplementation, detoxing through lifestyle changes, programming, scheduling and educating. Additionally, early intervention is a key to our success.
My grandson, Brandon, was evaluted and diagnosed with autism at the age of 17 months. At the time he was nonverbal and extremely low functioning, and many suggested there was no hope for improvement or his future. Their skepticism fueled within me a fervent fire. I was determined to read and learn everything I could about autism to possibly improve my grandson's well-being. "When a door closes, God opens a window"
When Brandon turned 5, a family member suggested we consult with Dr Chris Greene, an expert in the field of nutrition. www.wakeuptonutrition.com. Shortly thereafter, Dr Chris recommended we read Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (gaps.me) and learn about the GAPS protocol, based on nutrition and the use of probiotics to heal the gut. We were quite intrigued with both doctors' methods of natural- albeit non-traditional-treatments. To us, it made sense. Realizing it would take persistence, consistency, and dedication, we began sharing information and empowering our family to move in this direction.
Researchers and health professional have documented the role of compromised digestive and immune systems in children with autism. In our research we learned that a compromised digestive system can affect the brain and other vital organs of the body. Those of us involved in Brandon's care all agreed that it seemed appropriate to adopt a natural lifestyle- in short, heal Brandon's gut. A natural lifestyle help strengthen these systems and reduce any accompanying inflammation, thus allowing the body to HEAL ITSELF. This was the beginning of Brandon's healing journey.
When he was a little over five years old, the family members who interacted with Brandon on a daily basis began to implement the GAPS protocol, which consisted of :
* Natural Diet (GAPS Diet)
* Natural Supplementation (wakeuptonutrition.com)
* Detoxing through lifestyle changes (GAPS Protocol)
* Programming, scheduling and educating (Brandon's Window) www.brandonswindow.com
Whole and natural (rather than synthetic based are an intergral part of the GAPS protocol. The GAPS Diet is built on a long list of "Foods to Avoid" and "Foods Recommended".http://www.gapsdiet.com/The_Diet.html Our family has created some incredibly delicious recipes such as pizzas, cookies, lemonade, fruit smoothies and breakfast juices. Eventually, we learned to prepare Brandon's food menu a week in advance, which made life easier. "Food's to Avoid" list cause a negative reaction or reversed his healing process. We could literally see this GAPS protocol working with him.
Seeing is believing! For more information go to www.brandonswindow.com
and get direct links to over 300 videos and links documenting this AMAZING Progress of reversing, curing, and healing autism using natural treatments. (Dr Natasha and Dr Chris also teach how to PREVENT autism naturally.)
This GAPS protocol not only allows the body to heal it self in autism but other neurological and digestive disorders such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Schizophrenia, Depression etc.
Our plight is to help others! We are striving to teach, target, educate and empower families with the knowledge to reverse, cure, heal and prevent the symptoms of autism using natural treatments.
One thing I want the world to know is that autism is a compromised immune system/ a compromise digestive system (inflammation)
We are reversing, curing, healing and preventing the symptoms of autism naturally and other families can do it too!